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Utility and design: past, present, future.

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Self-contained city concept, Novanoah II. Paolo Soleri. Arcology: City in the Image of Man. 1970.

Gallery of Paolo Soleri's Arcosanti : The City in the Image of Man - 13

Image 27 of 48 from gallery of Paolo Soleri's Arcosanti : The City in the Image of Man. Conceptual Design 08

BabelNoah - a self-contained city concept. Paolo Soleri. Arcology: City in the Image of Man. 1970.

Gallery of Paolo Soleri's Arcosanti : The City in the Image of Man - 13

Image 13 of 48 from gallery of Paolo Soleri's Arcosanti : The City in the Image of Man. Conceptual Design 05

"Type 26" razzle-dazzle paint scheme.

The History of Razzle Dazzle Camouflage

Imagine you’re the Fleet Admiral of your country's Navy in World War I. The German U-Boat is devastating your fleet. What do you do?

These designs were originally in full color, though only B&W photos exist today.

The History of Razzle Dazzle Camouflage

Imagine you’re the Fleet Admiral of your country's Navy in World War I. The German U-Boat is devastating your fleet. What do you do?

Aerodynamic cladding on steam trains was more a marketing ploy by the railroads to gain ridership than for the small efficiency gain. 1930's Norfolk & Western 600 steam locomotive.

Aerodynamic cladding on steam trains was more a marketing ploy by the railroads to gain ridership than for the small efficiency gain. 1930's Norfolk & Western 600 steam locomotive.

Razzle-dazzle camouflage on a WWI-era passenger vessel pulled into transport duty for the UK's Royal Navy.

Razzle-dazzle camouflage on a WWI-era passenger vessel pulled into transport duty for the UK's Royal Navy.

Center-pivot irrigation fields. Satellite photo of Garden City, Kansas.

60 Stunning Satellite Photos of Earth

Looking at nature from different perspectives can create stunning compositions for your photographs. This couldn’t be more true than when we look at our planet from outer space and appreciate the reality of its beauty from such an incredible and rarely seen perspective. The images in this compilation are from the Landsat 7 satellite and […]

Millau-Viaduct Bridge, France. The tallest bridge in the world. 2004.

Millau-Viaduct Bridge, France. The tallest bridge in the world. 2004.

1932 Union Pacific M10000, rear view.

1932 Union Pacific M10000, rear view.

Look Ma, no wires! Bordeaux needed a new transport system, but didn't want to clutter the beautiful city with wires or block pedestrians with barriers for a high-voltage third rail. Solution? Invent a flat, ground-level "rail" that only activates while the train is above. 2003.

Look Ma, no wires! Bordeaux needed a new transport system, but didn't want to clutter the beautiful city with wires or block pedestrians with barriers for a high-voltage third rail. Solution? Invent a flat, ground-level "rail" that only activates while the train is above. 2003.

Electric trams in Bordeaux don't spoil the view with overhead wires. A "pathway" of metal strips sit flush with the pavement, supplying electricity only while the train is above. 2003.

Electric trams in Bordeaux don't spoil the view with overhead wires. A "pathway" of metal strips sit flush with the pavement, supplying electricity only while the train is above. 2003.

"War Clover" paint scheme.

The History of Razzle Dazzle Camouflage

Imagine you’re the Fleet Admiral of your country's Navy in World War I. The German U-Boat is devastating your fleet. What do you do?

The invention of British artist and naval officer Norman Wilkinson, Razzle Dazzle was intended to trick the eye of German U-Boat captains.

The invention of British artist and naval officer Norman Wilkinson, Razzle Dazzle was intended to trick the eye of German U-Boat captains.

Paolo Soleri's stark vision of future land-use. Arcology: City in the Image of Man. 1970.

Paolo Soleri's stark vision of future land-use. Arcology: City in the Image of Man. 1970.